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Laura Schwer


AGR-221

Wildlife Benefits of Switchgrass Production in Kentucky

7/26/2016 (new)
Authors: Tom Keene, Krista Lea, Laura Schwer, Ray Smith

Switchgrass is a versatile grass that can be utilized for forage or biomass production. Establishing and maintaining switchgrass is also beneficial to many types of wildlife by providing suitable habitat and cover.

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Size: 385 kb
Pages: 4



ID-199

Prechilling Switchgrass Seed on Farm to Break Dormancy

4/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Holly Boyd, Cindy Finneseth, Tom Keene, Laura Schwer, Ray Smith

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a warm-season, perennial bunch-type grass native to the North American Tallgrass Prairie. It has been investigated as a renewable energy crop due to its high productivity across a wide geographic range including various environmental conditions and soil types. Switchgrass has also been used for erosion control, summer grazing in pasture and hay systems for cattle, native prairie restoration, wildlife habitat, fiber production, and as an ornamental grass.

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences, Regulatory Services
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 300 kb
Pages: 4



AGR-201

Switchgrass for Biomass Production in Kentucky

3/14/2011 (new)
Authors: Laura Schwer, Kenton Sena, Ray Smith

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a warm-season, perennial bunch-type grass native to the North American Tallgrass Prairie that has been investigated as a bioenergy crop due to its adaptation to a wide range of environmental conditions and soil types as well as its high stable yields. Switchgrass is recommended for soil conservation and wildlife habitat in both monoculture and in mixed stands of native warm-season grasses and forbs as well as for summer grazing in pasture systems and as a hay crop for cattle.

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Size: 250 kb
Pages: 8



ID-147

Establishing Horse Pastures

9/20/2010 (major revision)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Laura Schwer, Ray Smith, Bill Witt

Kentucky and surrounding states are known for grass pastures and horses. Pastures supply nutrients, provide hoof support for exercise, control erosion, and add to the aesthetic value of horse farms. The ability to establish and manage horse pastures is therefore important to horse owners.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 207 kb
Pages: 4